Matilda Hellman

Professor at Department of Sociology; Faculty

Telephone:
+46 18 471 51 60
Mobile phone:
+46 70 167 95 51
E-mail:
matilda.hellman@uu.se
Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H
Postal address:
Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA
ORCID:
0000-0001-8884-8601

Short presentation

Matilda Hellman, PhD, holds a chair in sociology. Her work has furthered knowledge on the ways in which governance practice and institutions embed and produce views on e.g. drug use, mental health, alcohol policy and gambling. Her work on lifestyles, mental health and addiction has been awarded and recognized internationally. The welfare state in its many historical shapes and models has played a central role in Matilda's research. She is Editor-in-Chief for Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Biography

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Matilda Hellman is a sociologist, whose work on constructs of lifestyle- and health-related phenomena has been awarded and recognized internationally. She has held many societal positions: she has been a guest scholar at Harvard University and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). She has served as PI and WP-leader in various international research projects since 2005 (e.g. ERA-NET, FP7, NordForsk). Hellman worked as lecturer in sociology at Tampere University in 2014-2016. She is editor of several scientific journals and has chaired committees in the European Association of Science Editors (EASE). Hellman is affiliated as associate professor at University of Helsinki, Finland, where she in 2016-2022 built up the CEACG-group. She co-leads the Welfare Research Group at Uppsala University together with professor Sandra Torres. She is member of the Research Committee by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Titles and degrees:
2012 Title of Docent, Sociology, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki
2011 DrSocSci, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki.
2002 MSocSci., Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki.
2001 BPolSci, Swedish School of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Awards and honours, selection:

  • Future Leaders in Addiction Science, A Celebration of Women in Addiction, The Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA), Celebration of the 1918 People Act, UK, October 2018
  • Interview about Finnish alcohol policy, NPR/BBC, December 2017
  • Talented Young Scholar International Award, Rotterdam IVO Institute, 2010
  • Keynote speaker, Swedish EU Presidency’ Alcohol and public health conference, October 2009

Scientific and societal impact, a selection:
2024- Chair, Centre for social science alcohol and drug research SoRAD, Stockholm University
2021–2022 Chair, Gender Policy Committee of the European Association of Science Editors
2020–22 President, International Society for Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)
2018–20 Vice President, International Society for Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)
2018–23 Steering group, Masters Program, Social and Health Research & Management, Uni of Helsinki
2021–22 Chair, Assessment board for harm caused by gambling, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
2018–22 Consultant, World Health Organization, Office on non-communicable diseases, Geneva.

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Matilda Hellman

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